So the series of severe storms that looked like they were going to head right over us... didn't. They passed to the East of us, instead, though we did get some nice rain. I'm good with that. I headed out to check on things this evening, and was greeted by a Rolando Moon! She seemed … Continue reading Growth
I'd posted a video I took after this job was done, previously. I am honestly surprised more of this tree did not come down in the storm. I hope it survives many more storms, because it's such a beautiful old tree! The first thing I had to do was assess the fallen branch more closely. … Continue reading Storm clean up: the old willow
Things have been warm enough for the snow to mostly melt away, so today I was finally able to go around the yard and take care of the storm damaged trees. I will process and upload photos, probably in a couple of days, but until then I wanted to share this video I took of … Continue reading Rotten
I headed out with my daughter to drop her off for work earlier than usual. She was very kind enough to be willing to be stuck outside until someone with a key showed up (which, thankfully, did not turn out to be long) so that I could head over to another town almost an hour's … Continue reading Long day and ready to crash!
With all the wonderful rain we've had, the lawn is quickly reaching jungle proportions. So I started weed trimming the edges before breaking out the riding mower. It never fails. Every time I bring out the weed trimmer, I find myself going further and further into the bush. This is the area by the garage … Continue reading I couldn’t help myself
Photo heavy post ahead. 😀 It's about 6 months later than we meant to have it done, but done it is! The trees are now clear from the power lines and the roof. I was really, really excited to see the chipper they brought in. Just look at that monster! I asked about it, and … Continue reading Tree work done!
It's been a much cooler day today, so I took advantage of it and continued working along our west fence line. In all, the before and after photos below represent about 2 1/2 hours work. This includes pausing to take some video, and also pausing to drag away the branches and tree trunks I took … Continue reading Clean up; west fence line, moving north
Cleaning up the south yard, I finally got around to working on my mother's little shrine area. Here are some before pictures. That statue of Mary has been featured in a few different places in the yard, if I remember correctly. I don't know what the pedestal was for. The little structure to the right … Continue reading Front Yard Clean Up – the shrine
I went back to cleaning up the West yard, by the fire pit area, today, focusing on the area between the other house and the log cabin that's slowly disintegrating. Photo heavy post ahead! 😀 The girls finished clearing away the last wood pile from when I cleaned up in the East end of the … Continue reading Fire Pit Area Cleanup; between buildings